Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Lou Fuchtman, age 92, of Creighton, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020, at St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton. Reverend Jeremy Hans will be Celebrant, with burial in St. Ludger Catholic Cemetery in Creighton.
Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service.
Mary Lou died Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Avera Creighton Care Centre.
Mary Lou Fuchtman was born January 6, 1928, on the family farm two miles east and one mile north of Plainview. She was the daughter of Earl and Amanda (Stark) Stockman. Mary Lou attended rural school District 16 until the fourth grade. When her father’s health began to fail, the family moved into Plainview, so she enrolled in Plainview Public School, from where she graduated in 1946. After graduation, Mary Lou sought employment at Sehnert’s Bakery, Council Oak Grocery, and Falter and Smith’s Ideal Market. She later was employed at the New Home Bakery in Norfolk.
On February 18, 1957, Mary Lou married Willard Fuchtman at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Plainview. Their first home was on the Stortz Farm at the east end of Creighton. They later moved to a farm one and a half miles east of Creighton, which was their home until April of 1989, when Mary Lou and Willard moved into Creighton. They were the parents of two daughters, Barbara and Marie. In December 2012, Mary Lou moved to Avera Creighton Care Centre, which was her home until her death.
Mary Lou is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Patrick) Kelley of Winnetoon, Nebraska and Marie (Roger) Nordboe of Ames, Nebraska; and two grandchildren, Ryan Nordboe of North Bend, Nebraska and Melissa Nordboe of Scribner, Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard in 2010; parents; two infant brothers, Herman and Charles; brothers, Leo and Lawrence; and sister, Frances Pendergast.
Memorials may be directed to Avera Creighton Care Centre.